Giving And Receiving Jewelry As Gifts
Jewelry as gifts can come in many forms and styles. Jewelry will often times be something as simple as plain gold, silver, or titanium to a more elaborate piece with gemstones or natural stones, including sea shells. Jewelry can be something that is sentimental, or represents someones status or wealth. With the gift of jewelry, one can never go wrong.
Their are many parts of the human body which can be adorned with jewelry. Ears, fingers, wrists, ankles, toes and necks to identify the most common places that jewelry can be worn and showcased on the body. Jewelry can also be worn on clothing to adorn or complete an outfit.
There are cuff links to finish off a man’s shirt sleeves, tie tacks to keep the tie in place and lapel pins for the jacket. There are broaches, pins, hat pins, and hair adornments for women to dress-up or complete, or finish, an outfit.
In the United States it is quite common to see body adornment due to the popularity of body piercing. In other countries these body piercings are ceremonial, to mark the rite of passage in one’s lifetime, and are based on longstanding customs and traditions. So in the United States this has opened a market for a whole other type of wearable jewelry.
Jewelry is also sought after be investors as well as collectors. There are still many antique pieces of jewelry, from old pocket watches (timepieces), wedding rings, earrings, hat pins, and more. Often times you will find valuable and unique pieces in a loved ones jewelry box.
Jewelry can be gifted, or passed down, within a family for future generations. Wedding rings, for example, have been passed down and are worn today by many Brides. Parents oftentimes will purchase a piece of jewelry for their newborns, usually a baby ring or bracelet.
Jewelry will often times be given as a gift to signify a special event, holiday or show of love. When you add gemstones, or natural stones, to a jewelry piece it can bring a whole new meaning, or significance, to a piece.
The giving, or gifting, and receiving with jewelry throughout ones lifetime has been a long honored tradition in many countries and cultures. It can provide happiness and recall a happy moment, or event, in someones life. Just by the wearer taking a glance at a special piece that has been given as a gift can bring a smile to the wearers face, and a warm memory to the heart for years to come. With so many artisans out there, there are available pieces for every taste, or desire for beauty, and to fill any gift giving need. So, when you are going to give a gift for a special occasion, or to mark a significant event, always think about that special gift that is timeless and will be with someone for a lifetime. The giving of jewelry has been a time honored tradition that will survive for many, many centuries to come.
With a keen interest in Celtic jewelry, Ciara O’Brien researches and writes about Irish wedding bands and all other types of Celtic jewelry. Click here for more information about Celtic Wedding Rings and here for Claddagh Ring.